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27 - Major improvement project put to the public

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"These proposals are about transforming the town," Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for planning and economic development.

Major plans to breathe new life into an area of Dudley town centre are in the hands of the public as part of a multi-million pound funding bid.

Dudley Council has organised a drop in session next month to discuss proposals for Wolverhampton Street and Inhedge Park.

The Council has been tackling a number of issues along Wolverhampton Street – including housing and waste enforcement issues - as well as buying a derelict site to build new homes – but wants to hear the views of residents and people who work in the town.

A £41million bid to the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership was announced last week, and the Wolverhampton Street project is part of that submission.

Other funding bids are also being explored.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street backed the LEP bid on a visit to the town, which also includes shopping and retail development on the site of the former Cavendish House and the Midland Metro extension to Brierley Hill.

People are being invited to have their say on the future of Wolverhampton Street and Inhedge Park, if funding is approved by the LEP, at a special meeting on Tuesday 3 October at the DY1 Community Building on Stafford Street.

From 1pm there will be a general drop in session, but anyone who would like to be more involved in the process can attend a group discussion between 6pm and 8pm.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for planning and economic development, said:

“These proposals are about transforming the town, bringing in millions of pounds of investment and creating jobs. We have submitted a bid to the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, which if approved, will include work in Wolverhampton Street and the Inhedge Park area, and we want to hear what people have to say about the plans.

“We want everyone, who lives or uses the area, to get involved, and attendance at the event will able us to incorporate appropriate ideas and views into any future plans.”


Those affected by the proposals, who would like to take part in the online consultation, should follow this link.

News Release Contact Information

Chris Howes - 01384 815219 - pressoffice@dudley.gov.uk